2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Ford Explorer: What’s the Difference?

comparison between 2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Ford Explorer

The Ford SUV lineup offers many great choices, but the 2019 Escape and 2019 Explorer provide two standout options, each with impressive versatility and advanced tech. See how these two models stack up against one another in our 2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Ford Explorer comparison page, then head to our Sutton Ford Escape and Explorer inventories to browse our current selection. Our Matteson, IL, dealership is also offering fantastic values on either models, so be sure to check out the lease deals for Escape, as well as the lease deals for Explorer on our website. Please reach out to a Sutton Ford team member at (708) 720-8350 if you have any questions.

Price Overview

The 2019 Escape offers the choice between four distinct trims, while the 2019 Explorer offers five. Pricing information for each trim can be seen below:

2019 Ford Escape

2019 Ford Escape SE in lightning blue color

  • Ford Escape S - starting at $24,105 MSRP
  • Ford Escape SE - starting at $26,500 MSRP
  • Ford Escape SEL - starting at $28,445 MSRP
  • Ford Escape Titanium - starting at $32,620 MSRP

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Ford Explorer limited in ruby red color

  • Ford Explorer Base - starting at $32,365 MSRP
  • Ford Explorer XLT - starting at $34,400 MSRP
  • Ford Explorer Limited - starting at $42,765 MSRP
  • Ford Explorer Sport - starting at $46,625 MSRP
  • Ford Explorer Platinum - starting at $54,165 MSRP

Size and Cargo Space

The Escape and Explorer both offer adaptability, but in different ways. The Escape is a smaller overall vehicle, lending itself to narrow city streets, while the Explorer provides a large platform for more storage and hauling capability. Size and cargo figures are as follows:

2019 Ford Escape

2019 Ford Escape interior cargo space

  • Passenger capacity: 5 passengers
  • Passenger volume: 98.7 cu.-ft.
  • Total cargo space: 68 cu.-ft.
  • Rear cargo space: 34 cu.-ft.

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Ford Explorer cargo space

  • Passenger capacity: 7 passengers
  • Passenger volume: 151.5 cu.-ft.
  • Cargo volume behind 1st row: 81.7 cu.-ft.
  • Cargo volume behind 2nd row: 43.9 cu.-ft.
  • Cargo volume behind 3rd row: 21.0 cu.-ft.

Features and Technology

Stay on the cutting edge of automotive technology with both the Escape and the Explorer! Both of these Ford SUVs offer plenty of innovative tech features, with only slight variability. See tech specs for the Escape and Explorer below:

2019 Ford Escape

2019 Ford Escape interior infotainment screen

  • SYNC 3 with 8-in. touchscreen in the center stack, 911 Assist, AppLink, Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, Android Auto™ compatibility, and 2 smart-charging USB ports
  • Voice-activated Navigation System with pinch-to zoom capability, and integrated SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®
  • Audio System from Sony® with HD Radio™ Technology and 10 speakers
  • FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi®

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Fprd Explorer technology

  • SYNC 3 with 8-in. touchscreen in the center stack, 911 Assist, AppLink, Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, Android Auto™ compatibility, and 2 smart-charging USB ports
  • 390-watt Audio System from Sony® with HD Radio™ Technology and 12 speakers
  • Voice-activated Navigation System with pinch-to zoom capability, and integrated SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®
  • FordPass™ Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi®

Safety and Comfort

While the Escape and Explorer offer many of the same features, they do diverge when it comes to safety and comfort features. Where the Escape offers a healthy amount of safety features as additional packages, the Explorer is equipped with a full suite within the model lineup. See all safety and comfort features for each model below:

2019 Ford Escape

2019 Ford Escape interior safety and comfort

  • Personal Safety System™
  • MyKey®
  • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system
  • SecuriCode™ invisible keypad
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Heated, 10-way power adjustable, leather-trimmed front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Heated steering wheel

2019 Ford Explorer

  • Adaptive cruise control & collision warning with brake assist
  • Enhanced active park assist with pull out assist, perpendicular park, & flank guard
  • Lane departure warning with lane keep assist
  • BLIS® w/ cross-traffic alert
  • Forward sensing system
  • Reverse sensing system
  • SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad
  • MyKey®
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather-trimmed seating

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